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Don't fall for fake IU email or phone calls

Spammers send millions of fake "phishing" emails trying to trick people into divulging passwords, personal information, account numbers, and more. Recently, individuals have received fake phone calls attempting to trick people into revealing information or passwords.

Spammers send millions of fake "phishing" emails trying to trick people into divulging passwords, personal information, account numbers, and more. Recently, individuals have received fake phone calls — attempting to trick people into revealing information or passwords.

Please note that no one at IU (including UITS) will ever ask for your passphrase for any reason -- in person or via phone, chat, or email. If you doubt the authenticity of an email or web site, or worry about your IT accounts, contact the Support Center as soon as possible:

  • Phone (24/7): IU Bloomington (812) 855-6789; IUPUI (317) 274-4357

Remember: Asking you to divulge your passphrase is a violation of university policy. Please report instances of this right away to uipo@iu.edu.

If you ever mistakenly share your passphrase, change it immediately:

https://passphrase.iu.edu

For more information, visit:

http://protect.iu.edu/cybersecurity/safeonline/phishing